H.R. 5012: 

Restoring Respect for Immigrant Service in Uniform Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 5012, the Restoring Respect for Immigrant Service in Uniform Act, would call for the readmission of deported aliens who spent 180 days in the military, haven't been discharged at any level under than honorable, and haven't been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or 3 or more non-significant misdemeanors on different dates out of separate conduct. Significant misdemeanors are defined as domestic violence, sexual assault, involving unlawful possession of a firearm, or with a sentence over 90 days.

H.R. 6252: 

Ending Sanctuary Cities Act of 2016

Sponsored by:  Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 6252, the Ending Sanctuary Cities Act, would restrict sanctuary cities, including those that don't honor detainers, from ANY Federal financial assistance. It would also give local officers Federal authority to honor detainers and make it unlawful to discharge or discriminate against an officer for honoring a detainer.

H.R. 6198: 

H.R. 6198

Sponsored by:  Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 6198 would freeze all naturalization of Legal Permanent Residents until the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) is completed. It would also revoke naturalization from aliens that DHS has good cause to believe shouldn't have been eligible.

H.R. 6175: 

H.R. 6175

Sponsored by:  Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 6175 would make aliens identified on the terror screening database inadmissible and place non-LPR aliens in expedited removal proceedings if on the terror watch list. The bill allows the removal/inadmissibility to be waived with unanimous concurrence of the Secretary of DHS, Attorney General, FBI Director, Director of National Intelligence, and Secretary of State. The bill would also remove asylum, withholding/cancellation of removal, voluntary departure, adjustment of status, and torture protection from terror watch list aliens and make them ineligible for any relief.

H.R. 6168: 

Academic Success Centers and Education Networks for Dreamers (ASCEND) Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 6168, the Academic Success Centers and Education Networks for Dreamers (ASCEND) Act, would create educational grants for "Dreamers", specifically recipients of Pres. Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

H.R. 5881: 

Unaccompanied Alien Children Placement Transparency Act of 2016

Sponsored by:  Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5881, the Unaccompanied Alien Children Placement Transparency Act, would require Health and Human Services to notify states of placement of Unaccompanied Aliens Children (UACs), covering medical records, immigration status of the custodian, physical address, Federal benefits that the child will receive, and Federal benefits that a custodian will receive as a direct result of the child's placement with them.

H.R. 5853: 

Empowering Local Law Enforcement Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5853, the Empowering Local Law Enforcement Act, would make 287(g) agreements mandatory, require the Secretary of DHS to provide removal and detainer details to the NCIC and LESC systems, and authorize state and local officers to issue Federal detainers, transfer aliens to Federal custody, and requires prioritization for removal.

H.R. 5851: 

Refugee Protection Act of 2016

Sponsored by:  Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 5851, the Refugee Protection Act, would make dramatic reforms to the Refugee program making it much easier for foreign nationals to come to the United States and claim refugee status. The bill virtually allows anyone who can make it to the United States to be approved for asylum process -- a number that could potentially affect more than 10 million people.

H.R. 5816: 

H.R. 5816

Sponsored by:  Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5816 would suspend refugee resettlement for aliens from Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen (terror-sponsoring nations) until Congress passes a joint resolution. The legislation also calls for reports on national security threats and benefit costs to refugees.

H.R. 5742: 

Uniting Families Act of 2016

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 5742, the Uniting Families Act, would create a visa for adult children of U.S. citizen servicemen and their spouses and children. The visa would be for 5 years, be capped at 5,000 per year, and allow recipients to adjust to Legal Permanent Residents.

H.R. 5646: 

Sarah’s Law

Sponsored by:  Rep. Steve King [R-IA4] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5646, Sarah's Law, would require the detention of illegal aliens who have been charged with a crime resulting in the death or serious bodily injury of another person. The legislation would also call for DHS to notify the victim or victim's family of relevant immigration/criminal history of the accused.

H.R. 5619: 

Sarah’s Law

Sponsored by:  Rep. David Young [R-IA3] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5619, Sarah's Law, would require the detention of illegal aliens who have been charged with a crime resulting in the death or serious bodily injury of another person. The legislation would also call for DHS to notify the victim or victim's family of relevant immigration/criminal history of the accused.

H.R. 5533: 

Recognizing American Children Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 5533, the Recognizing American Children Act, would grant amnesty to 2.1 million illegal aliens who were brought to the United States when they were under the age of 16 and have been in the country since 2010. The bill would require that illegal aliens have a GED, is admitted to college, or "valid work authorization", have good moral character, aren't inadmissible or deportable under several categories, haven't been convicted of a felony or 3 misdemeanors on different days, and haven't been under a final order of exclusion, deportation, or removal.

H.R. 5398: 

Immigration for a Competitive America Act of 2016

Sponsored by:  Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC7] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Split

H.R. 5398, the Immigration for a Competitive America Act, would move some family-based green card categories to employment-based categories and lead to the quadrupling of H-1B guest-worker visas. The legislation would also mandate E-Verify and strengthen criminal penalties for employers, but would allow foreign workers to claim tax credits for their children.

H.R. 5224: 

Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act of 2016

Sponsored by:  Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5224, the Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act, would prohibit the issuance of visas to countries that refuse to repatriate deported aliens. Approximately 384,000 foreign nationals enter the country each year, across multiple visa categories, from recalcitrant countries.

H.R. 5035: 

H.R. 5035

Sponsored by:  Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5035 would open state assistance for incarcerating aliens charged with certain crimes (no longer just conviction) as well as aliens for whom immigration status is unable to be verified. The Senate companion bill is S. 2395.

H.R. 4856: 

H.R. 4856

Sponsored by:  Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 4856 would make aliens associated with a criminal gang inadmissible, deportable, and ineligible for various forms of relief.

H.R. 4798: 

Reuniting Families Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 4798, the Reuniting Families Act, would recapture unused family-based and employment based visas from 1992-2015 to help clear out the backlog of more than 4 million foreign citizens. The bill would also make massive increases to chain migration categories and codify Pres. Obama's DAPA amnesty.

H.R. 4722: 

Refundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act of 2016

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 4272, the Refundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act, would require inclusion of the taxpayer's social security number to claim the refundable portion of the child tax credit, preventing illegal aliens from claiming the credit.

H.R. 4720: 

Expedited Family Reunification Act of 2016

Sponsored by:  Rep. Matt Salmon [R-AZ5] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 4720, the Expedited Family Reunification Act, would amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to provide for the expedited removal of unaccompanied alien children who are not victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons and who do not have a fear of returning to their country of nationality or last habitual residence.

H.R. 3818: 

Ending Special National Origin-Based Immigration Programs for Cubans Act of 2015

Sponsored by:  Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3818, the Ending Special National Origin-Based Immigration Programs for Cubans Act, would repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act that issues green cards to nationals from Cuba.

Loretta Lynch Nomination: 

Loretta Lynch Nomination

Sponsored by:  Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

NumbersUSA took an unusual step and scored the April 23, 2015 vote for the confirmation of Ms. Lynch as a vote against against the rule of law, and against the interests of American workers. The Office of the Attorney General, the top law enforcement office in the country, is a position that should be reserved for qualified individuals with the utmost regard for the rule of law. Unfortunately, while Ms. Lynch served honorably as the U.S.

S. 1814: 

Stop Sanctuary Cities Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. David Vitter [R-LA] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1814, the Stop Sanctuary Cities Act, would block certain DHS funding to jurisdictions that fail to cooperate with immigration enforcement agents. Unfortunately, the bill would stop short in that it does not require jurisdiction to notify ICE when they arrest an illegal alien, making it slightly weaker than similar legislation.

S. 129: 

Repeal Executive Amnesty Act of 2015

Sponsored by:  Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 129, the Repeal Executive Amnesty Act of 2015, would: 1) Prohibit the President's use of granting parole to illegal aliens; 2) Prohibit the Administration from granting work permits to all illegal aliens; 3) Defund all executive actions on immigration, including all memos issued by the Department of Homeland Security; 4) Close the loophole that played a large role in last summer's border surge by treating illegal aliens from non-contiguous countries the same as contiguous countries, making them easier to remove; 5) Prohibit illegal aliens from accessing Social Security, medicare, and benefits from the Affordable Care Act; 6) Reinstate the Secure Communities program; 7) Restrict federal funding to municipalities that provide sanctuary to illegal aliens; 8) Prohibit the government from providing legal council to illegal aliens in removal proceedings; and 9) Restrict the Administration's ability to grant and extend Temporary Protected Status to illegal aliens. The bill would also increase pay for ICE agents.

S. 1889: 

REBUILD Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 1899, the REBUILD Act, would allow refugee applicants to receive a work permit while they're waiting for their case to be decided. This legislation would likely increase the level fraud in a program that's already riddled with fraud.

S. 1842: 

Protecting American Lives Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1842, the Protecting American Lives Act, would block all federal funding to jurisdictions that prevent law enforcement agents from fully cooperating with federal immigration agents. The bill would require that jurisdictions notify ICE when they come in lawful contact with illegal aliens. The bill would also impose mandatory sentencing requirements for illegal aliens who re-enter the country after being removed.

H.R. 2029: 

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016

Sponsored by:  Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes. The legislation included provisions that would potentially quadruple the H-2B program for FY2016 and increase refugee resettlement by 21%.

S. 1812: 

Improving Cooperation with States and Local Governments and Preventing the Catch and Release of Criminal Aliens Act of 2015

Sponsored by:  Sen. Chuck Grassley [R-IA] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 1812, the Improving Cooperation with States and Local Governments and Preventing the Catch and Release of Criminal Aliens Act of 2015, would simply encourage jurisdictions to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement agents rather than penalizing sanctuary cities. The bill would also include mandatory minimum sentencing for illegal aliens who re-enter the United States after being removed (Kate's Law), but overall, the bill would do nothing to discourage sanctuary cities.

S. 1843: 

Criminal Alien Notification Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1843, the Criminal Alien Notification Act, would require the Department of Homeland Security to create a system by which the agency can share information on illegal aliens with local jurisdictions. The bill would require DHS to notify local authorities when they release criminal aliens.

S. 1752: 

Criminal Alien Deportation Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. John McCain [R-AZ] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1752, the Criminal Alien Deportation Act, would require the Department of Homeland Security to detain criminal aliens who commit serious crimes and complete the removal process within 90 days, thereby preventing their release and jeopardizing public safety. The bill would also encourage in increase in the number of immigration judges and promote Operation Streamline, which focuses on stopping illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border.

S. 3100: 

Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 3100, the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, would help end sanctuary policies that aim to protect criminal aliens. The bill would define sanctuary jurisdictions as any state or local jurisdiction that fails to communicate with federal immigration agents and refuses to comply with detainer requests. The bill would also block certain federal funds from sanctuary cities and shield local police from liability when acting on behalf of a federal immigration request.

S. 2435: 

Defend America Act of 2015

Sponsored by:  Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 2435, the Defend America Act of 2015, would halt the resettlement of refugees from Syria or Iraq. It would also require the Department of Homeland Security to send information on refugees to the states before being resettled.

S. 2395: 

S. 2395

Sponsored by:  Sen. John McCain [R-AZ] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 2395 would open state assistance for incarcerating aliens charged with certain crimes (no longer just conviction) as well as aliens for whom immigration status is unable to be verified. The House companion bill is H.R. 5035.

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